Automatic identification of user interest for personalized search

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Automatic identification of user interest for personalized search
One hundred users, one hundred needs. As more and more topics are being discussed on the web and our vocabulary remains relatively stable, it is increasingly difficult to let the search engine know what we want. Coping with ambiguous queries has long been an important part in the research of Information Retrieval, but still remains to be a challenging task. Personalized search has recently got significant attention to address this challenge in the web search community, based on the premise that a user's general preference may help the search engine disambiguate the true intention of a query. However, studies have shown that users are reluctant to provide any explicit input on their personal preference. In this paper, we study how a search engine can learn a user's preference automatically based on her past click history and how it can use the user preference to personalize search results. Our experiments show that users' preferences can be learned accurately even from s...
Feng Qiu, Junghoo Cho
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Updated 22 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where WWW
Authors Feng Qiu, Junghoo Cho
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